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Trimble Navigation Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
117 Reviews
3.6
117 Reviews
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Trimble Navigation President, CEO, and Director Steven W. Berglund
Steven W. Berglund
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees are pleasant and you can definitely have a work-life balance working here (in 13 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology in certain areas of GPS, mobile applications and development (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • no advancement, little discussion with upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance is what you make of it (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Successful business with consistent growth, provides many opportunities for career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many small business units, many development centers around the world, and international relocation opportunities.
    Very interesting product line, and opportunities to be involved in cutting edge technology.
    Trimble develops very good engineering platforms.

    Cons

    Poor market strategies, not very customer focussed, generally follow the "make it and they will come" philosophy. Extremely focussed on quarterly numbers, which drives a lot of very near sighted decision making through out the business.
    Very secretive about remuneration policy, salary grades, and performance incentive plans. Remuneration may not reflect changing job duties and responsibility, nor market rates.
    Office conditions in some sites are poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time

    Pros

    Trimble is an established company with a lot of experienced veterans on the Team. The culture is professional and relatively mellow. The managers are reasonable, approachable, and very competent. Co-workers are smart, friendly, and collaborative. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    I don't have many negative things to say, but there are some inefficiencies in the organization which can be frustrating to navigate, and difficult to avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like a more active and encouraging approach to career development, with a clearer path to advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Non stressful
    Good management
    Good benefits
    Good compensation

    Cons

    No work culture i.e. no socials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase social activities to better employee relations. A few social meets every year always increases moral and reduces work related stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well focused company. Limited internal politics. During the tough economic times of the 'Great Recession' unlike many employers Trimble did not use wide spread reduction of force as the only or prime way to deal with controlling cost. While there were many lay offs it was nearly as bad as at most companies. The workforce is very knowledgeable and generally works well together.

    Cons

    Some post Trimble Spectra Physics power plays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More balanced control between the Sunnyvale, Dayton, and Westminster locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good environment to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A challenge environment to work with, a place where you can learn and improve your technical skills.

    Cons

    There are so many departments that sometime you need to know key person of each teams to help you get the jobs done easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A family friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    stable, self-govern, free environment, nice people, lots of opportunities to learn cross functional fields, great places to start career.

    Cons

    the working pace is a bit slow compare to other companies in the industry, the product development cycles are king of long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more efficient in project management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to travel allot. Reasonable salary. Smart people

    Cons

    Too many managers. Quarterly driven sales force

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place with nice people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance Intern  in  North Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Accounting and Finance Intern in North Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    no dress code, flexible schedule

    Cons

    kind of boring, pretty quiet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More activities to connect employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool technology, challenging problem space, all the necessary tools are provided to get the job done. Skill development is valued.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to work between departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Frought with inefficiencies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation

    Pros

    Flexible schedule are acceptable, interesting technology, profitable and growing company

    Cons

    Very inefficient, lack of proper integration of acquisitions, limited structure and accountability, poor onboarding procedures for new employees, lack of life/work balance, good ole boys club, difficult to locate information about the corporate structure and how the divisions operate - even for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate duplication across the company by more effectively integrating new acquisitions into Trimble. More closely monitor spending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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